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Prospect news stories

Kew funding welcome – but science still at risk

16 December 2014

Prospect has welcomed today’s announcement that devastating cuts to government funding for the UNESCO World Heritage Site have been reversed until April 2016.

Kew scientists accuse Mayor of London of ‘memory lapse’

01 December 2014

Scientists at Kew Gardens in London have accused Mayor of London Boris Johnson of having a memory lapse during his recent journey from London to Singapore.

Skills Show wows crowds in Birmingham

20 November 2014

The nation’s largest skills and careers event, the Skills Show, attracted over 73,000 visitors in November. It hosted the finals of this year's World Skills UK competitions, including an environmental science competition supported by Prospect and the British Geological Survey.

Speaking up for Kew

23 October 2014

The success of the Speak up for Kew campaign depends on lobbying Kew Trustees, ministers, MPs and getting the campaign in the media spotlight, supporters heard at a packed public meeting held in London in October.

Kew public meeting

15 October 2014

Prospect, PCS and GMB have stepped up the pressure over the impact of staff and budget cuts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Earlier stories:

Metrology apprenticeships survey

Conservative MP signs Prospect pledges

Deputy PM announces funding for Kew

Prospect publishes independence referendum documents

Kew campaigners seek meeting with environment secretary

Prospect call for STEM jobs

Raise number of women in science

Celebrating women in engineering

Kew campaigners head for Downing Street

Responses published to campaign questions

Prospect sponsors event to encourage young females into STEM

Sign petition to protect Kew

Specialists sound alarm on job cuts at Kew

Prospect publishes referendum questions

Reverse Environment Agency job cuts

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